A diabetic diet, or diabetes diet helps keep blood glucose levels in the target range for patients. Exercise and medication may also help stabilize blood glucose levels. Keeping track of when you take your diabetic medicine, keeping track of food choices, eating the proper amount of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, and fats will also help maintain proper blood glucose levels. Foods that raise blood sugar levels are "high glycemic index foods;" examples include:
- Short-grain white rice
Foods that help maintain good blood sugar levels are foods that are low on the glycemic index, for example:
- Rolled or steel-cut oats
- Many fruits
- Non-starchy vegetables
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- metformin, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, Riomet
- Amaryl (glimepiride)
- Actos (pioglitazone)
- glucose (Insta-Glucose, Dex4, Enfamil Glucose, Glutol, Glutose and many others)
- Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)
- sitagliptin; Januvia
- canagliflozin, Invokana
- SGLT2 Inhibitors (Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2)
- Victoza (liraglutide)
- Precose (acarbose)
- Tradjenta (linagliptin)
- repaglinide, Prandin
- Saxenda (liraglutide injection)
- chlorpropamide, Diabinese
- miglitol, Glyset
- tolazamide (Tolinase brand has been discontinued.)
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- Michelle Obama's Plan to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic
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